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Old 08-02-2019, 02:18 PM   #1
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Default Wheel stud.

It’s been years since I replace my rotors. When I did I had the studs pressed in. Now my studs are loose and fall out. They will torque down just fine, but when I install the wheel I have to start them by hand and pull them so they won’t just rotate.

I have read that maybe a bigger spline. But all the counter guys does is look at me and ask what year.

Can anyone give me a good part number to a wheel stud that will fit?
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Old 08-03-2019, 03:24 PM   #2
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Default Re: Wheel stud.

Have you verified the hole sizes you are pressing the studs into? I assume the studs are ribbed where they press into the hub.
These are usually defined by the hole and such. Dorman has a nice web sight and you can review all of the other studs that are in the range of yours.

When you remove one of the loose studs, have a look at the grooves the stud made in the hole. They should displace material as the stud goes in and that fills the groove between the ribs on the stud. Basically you end up with a fit that requires a heavy hammer to budge if at all.

If that fails to give you joy, Loctite has a locking compound for studs that will stop the movement.
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Old 09-12-2019, 01:16 PM   #3
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Wondering if you are running aftermarket rims with 5/8 mounting holes instead of 1/2. If that's the case you should get some larger 5/8 studs, or do what I did, get some bronze shaft bushings, 1/2" ID 5/8" OD and cut them down so they are short enough not to hit the tapered end of the lug nuts, and install them over the 1/2 studs.
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Old 09-14-2019, 10:21 AM   #4
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Default Re: Wheel stud.

I said bump it and just purchased a new hub.

When I got the Scout the front rotors were shot, pad were metal on metal. I had NAPA replace the rotors and they pressed the new studs in. That was 10+ years ago and less then 20k. First time I learned about the stud being loose was when I had Discount Tire do a tire rotation, at the time only one was loose, but it did torque down. If you pulled on the nut while turning I would catch and torque down.

The rims were purchased through a reputable 4x4 shop when I got new tires, needed larger rims for the rear brake upgrade. They are after market spoked steel rims, nothing fancy.

After reading I bet NAPA had the wrong part number and just went out of their book. With the new hub and stud from here I bet I will be ok. Funny part is the driver side is fine. It was just the passenger side.
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